John White to Speak at AFC National Policy Summit
Louisiana State Superintendent of Education will address nation’s leading school choice policy summit on May 18.
John White, Louisiana State Superintendent of Education will address the AFC National Policy Summit during the dinner program on May 18. White is a longtime advocate for parental choice and has worked hard to improve, strengthen and expand educational options throughout Louisiana.
“We are excited to hear from an individual who has been on the ground level of the development of the innovative education system in Louisiana, and who has seen how educational choice has produced positive outcomes for students,” said Betsy DeVos, Chairman of the American Federation for Children.
In May 2011, White became Superintendent of the Louisiana Recovery School District (RSD), where he launched “12 commitments to the city of New Orleans.” The district made good on each commitment, overhauling the remaining failing schools in the RSD, establishing a unified enrollment system, and expanding the New Orleans school construction program to ensure that every school building in Orleans Parish would be rebuilt or renovated. White was named State Superintendent of Education in January of 2012 and soon thereafter launched Louisiana Believes, the state’s plan to put every child on the path toward college and career.
White is joining a strong list of speakers at this year’s policy summit. Last week, Gov. Scott Walker was announced as the kick-off keynote during the May 18 lunch program.